uPVC Double Glazed Windows, Doors and Conservatories in Diss, Norfolk
Whether you’re replacing a window because of damage, remodeling a room or just trying to save a bit of money on your heating or AC bill, First Home Improvements has your back. We’ve got the experience and local connections to make your window work in Diss happen smoothly. Our showroom covers a wide area including Ipswich, Colchester and beyond.
While Diss doesn’t have particularly extreme temperatures, it gets quite wet and windy. Your window frames need to be rugged and solid to keep the wind and rain outside and the heat inside. uPVC is a particularly good material for this. It’s light, inexpensive, and very durable. It doesn’t rot or get termites like wood and it can’t rust like metal. It’s also an excellent insulator. Aluminium frames (the best alternative) are nearly as durable as uPVC windows, but they have a habit of letting the cold inside of your house. uPVC windows keep the heat outside in the summer and keep it inside during the winter.
People often ask us if they can paint their uPVC windows. The answer, of course, is yes! However, with all our years of experience behind us, we do not recommend this. It is tricky to get paint to stick to a vinyl surface, and the likelihood is that the finish will look cheap. Having conducted many comparisons over the years we have found that it really is not worth all the time and effort and skill needed, when you could receive professional advice, ultimate craftsmanship, and after sales support from our dedicated Norfolk-based team. Sometimes it may seem a cheaper option to DIY. Our experience is that 9 times out of 10 this ends in tears – and costs more to fix ‘amateur’ improvements. Leave it to the professionals – you are in safe hands.
Energy Efficient Windows Save Money
It’s one thing to rant about how good our uPVC windows are at insulating your house. How much will you actually save? While the answer varies based on the specifics of your house and heating set up, you usually lose about a quarter of the heat in your home through your windows. This means switching to energy-efficient windows translates to a reduction in your heating bill of up to 20%. They’ll look nicer, too!
Do Your Part For The Environment
It might not seem like your home in Diss is connected to our global carbon footprint, but electricity has to come from somewhere! By installing energy efficient windows, you’re reducing the amount of dirty energy that has to be produced worldwide. It’s not a minor thing, either — a single house switching from single glazed timber windows to the latest energy-efficient model reduces global CO2 production by almost 3/4 of a tonne. The carbon dioxide you save would fill a 7-metre cube.
Cheap and Maintenance Free
Not only are the windows inexpensive, once you’ve gotten your uPVC windows installed, you’re done! There’s no periodic maintenance you need to do to keep your windows up to code. uPVC is naturally resilient and will look great for years to come with only an occasional dusting or washing.
"I would like to thank First Home Improvements for a very professional job in installing my uPVC replacement door and windows."
Mr & Mrs Balls
"We would like to express our thanks for the excellent work your installers carried out on our roofline, they were fast and efficient and left the area clean and tidy. We would recommend First Home for a job well done."